Our cities and regions can take responsibility for action today – for the benefit of our future generations.
Globally we are in an environment where cities are responsible for economic welfare, social welfare and environmental welfare and prosperity and while many cities have found a way to deliver constant upcycle in all of those areas – many struggle.
It’s about choice
New Zealand cities and regions are grappling with change, they need to grasp it and find the courage to take responsibility, do things for the benefit of tomorrow today so they are part of the upcycle.
Those who choose to be part of the upcycle and take a citizen centric approach take advantage of the smart city developments and encourage smart growth. They embrace digital disruption, foster engagement using the digital economy as a platform to achieve this. But most importantly, their focus is on people – the future talent of New Zealand.